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October 6, 2010 8:26 PM   Subscribe

Alec Baldwin doesn't want you to give money to NPR, you effete liberal bastards.
posted by bardic (60 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you listen closely, you can hear the trample of people rushing to post the inevitable barrage of Glengarry Ross references.
posted by spiderskull at 8:31 PM on October 6, 2010 [6 favorites]


Sadly, the title to this thread is not "Robot Siegel comes to your house and bakes you cookies. ", as I briefly thought.

WELCOME TO ALL THINGS CALCULATED. COMMENCING TOLLHOUSE PROTOCOL OMEGA.
posted by zamboni at 8:33 PM on October 6, 2010 [42 favorites]


PUT THAT REFERENCE DOWN. That reference is for closers only.

Do you think I'm fucking with you? I am not fucking with you.
posted by notion at 8:34 PM on October 6, 2010 [22 favorites]


Use the force!
posted by Artw at 8:36 PM on October 6, 2010


There you go, spiderskull.

I liked it, but then I love Alec Baldwin.

Help me destroy public radio.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:36 PM on October 6, 2010


And his non-brother Adam Baldwin is a right-wing nut. I like to think Alec and Adam are each other's yin and yang.
posted by inturnaround at 8:46 PM on October 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: On to the zinfandels!
posted by hippybear at 8:46 PM on October 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


"Hello I'm Alec Bladwin. I am taking 3 minutes to do a bit that would have been more effective if I'd kept it to 15 seconds. Oh well - that's NPR for you."
posted by awfurby at 8:48 PM on October 6, 2010 [9 favorites]


It's so much fun to be an effete liberal bastard.
posted by wv kay in ga at 8:51 PM on October 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Mrs. Beese and I both have crushes on Alec Baldwin.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:58 PM on October 6, 2010


Baldwin is the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the Orchestra’s 52-week-per-year nationally broadcast radio series. My local station carries it. He's excellent.
posted by neuron at 9:00 PM on October 6, 2010


(By the way, I love this. And my snark is merely a placeholder for what would have obviously been a reference to a need for more brass balls.)
posted by spiderskull at 9:01 PM on October 6, 2010


And his non-brother Adam Baldwin is a right-wing nut.

More than just a right-wing nut, he's a tea partier.
posted by spiderskull at 9:02 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's times like this when I come the harsh realization that I have absolutely no idea what Terry Gross looks like. And I must never know.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 9:03 PM on October 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


Props to the Pete Schweddy promo pic.
posted by dhartung at 9:09 PM on October 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


this guy is a national treasure.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:10 PM on October 6, 2010


Terry Gross is lovely.

Alec Baldwin?

He scares me.
posted by metagnathous at 9:11 PM on October 6, 2010


I had no idea that so many mefites go wobbly in the knees at the sound of Alec Baldwin's voice.
posted by blucevalo at 9:13 PM on October 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


I had no idea that so many mefites go wobbly in the knees at the sound of Alec Baldwin's voice. posted by blucevalo at 11:13 PM on October 6 [+] [!]

It's the fear.
posted by metagnathous at 9:15 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Alec Baldwin guest-hosted Studio 360 some time this year, and he was fantastic.
posted by Miko at 9:16 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Uh, Adam Baldwin was on Angel and Firefly, and is sadly a right-wing nut, but is not related to Alec Baldwin. Stephen Baldwin is Alec's brother, and is a born-again Christian nut.
posted by nicwolff at 9:33 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Der, non-brother, right.
posted by nicwolff at 9:34 PM on October 6, 2010


Goddammit, the only reason I came here was to write 'Fuck YOU, that's my name', but spiderskull saw me coming a mile off
posted by marmaduke_yaverland at 9:39 PM on October 6, 2010


Can I get two coffee cups?
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:43 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


I knew I shouldn't have used up my weekly GGR quota in the lighthouse thread.
posted by No-sword at 9:51 PM on October 6, 2010


Irony is never timeless, but I do wonder when we will grow out of our current obsession with ironic speech.
posted by nicomachus at 9:52 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


I meant, irony IS timeless (never out of date)... alas
posted by nicomachus at 9:53 PM on October 6, 2010


Alec's brother Stephen would be the right-wing nut of that particular acting family.
posted by hippybear at 9:54 PM on October 6, 2010


I'm torn between loving Alec Baldwin's artistic output--his fine dramatic acting and drop dead funny comedy--and being awkwardly uncomfortable with his real life personality (for lack of a better word). He's apparently a prima donna on movie sets, and a few years ago that horrible, insulting voice mail he left for his daughter, in which he called her a pig and other choice words. Yeah, that permanently deleted a big chunk of admiration I had for him.
posted by zardoz at 9:58 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Stephen Baldwin is Alec's brother

Slight correction: if you mean to say Alec Baldwin has exactly one brother, that would not be correct. Alec Baldwin has 3 brothers. Stephen Baldwin is one of them; Adam Baldwin isn't.
posted by John Cohen at 10:13 PM on October 6, 2010


You know what it takes to pledge? It takes brass balls to pledge.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:15 PM on October 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


So which one is Keenan Ivory Baldwin again?
posted by arto at 10:30 PM on October 6, 2010 [10 favorites]


Will I have to delete my bookmark?
posted by PHINC at 10:35 PM on October 6, 2010


Baldwin I of Ramla (died 1138) was the castellan and lord of Ramla in the Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1106 to his death. In 1120 he participated in the Council of Nablus.
posted by pracowity at 11:31 PM on October 6, 2010 [8 favorites]


No Schwetty balls references yet?
posted by hal_c_on at 12:59 AM on October 7, 2010


Uh, Adam Baldwin was on Angel and Firefly, and is sadly a right-wing nut

This makes me almost as sad as when I learned Mike Nelson (of mst3k fame) is as well. I wish people wouldn't tell me these things.
posted by cj_ at 2:58 AM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Actually, according to Wikipedia (that bastion of truth), "[Adam Baldwin] has been a registered voter with the Democratic Party since 1980,[2] and has contributed blogs to the Huffington Post". Phew!
posted by cj_ at 3:01 AM on October 7, 2010


If you read Adam Baldwin's twitter feed, you'd see why most people would think otherwise.
posted by liquorice at 3:40 AM on October 7, 2010


They've been playing the first one of these on WBUR the past week, and I still laugh every time I hear it. I like it when NPR shows a little... personality.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:20 AM on October 7, 2010


"Liberal bastards" are the ones that throw money at media outlets that they remember being liberal but have followed the corporate-powered rightward lurching of the Overton Window.
posted by DU at 5:30 AM on October 7, 2010


zamboni: "Sadly, the title to this thread is not "Robot Siegel comes to your house and bakes you cookies. ", as I briefly thought. "

Robot Siegel's co-host is a transformer named Michelle Taurus.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 5:33 AM on October 7, 2010


This makes me almost as sad as when I learned Mike Nelson (of mst3k fame) is as well. I wish people wouldn't tell me these things.

Noooo! You just had to spread the pain, didn't you? *sadface*
posted by Salieri at 6:06 AM on October 7, 2010


I had no idea that so many mefites go wobbly in the knees at the sound of Alec Baldwin's voice.

It's a very serious medical condition that wasn't helped by him growing that beard on 30 Rock.
posted by The Whelk at 6:17 AM on October 7, 2010


Isn't the shitty Baldwin a member here?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:20 AM on October 7, 2010


kinda
posted by The Whelk at 6:21 AM on October 7, 2010


I knew it!
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:24 AM on October 7, 2010



Irony is timeless, but I do wonder when we will grow out of our current obsession with ironic speech.


I think most moderns just don't do it very well, and so it falls into sarcasm, which is cheap and easy and sure to be understood.

Well done irony is the razor sharp blade that slices deep without the victim even realizing that he's been cut.

At least until he looks down and sees a body part slip off.

And sometimes even then he can't be sure....
posted by IndigoJones at 6:53 AM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's Jack Donaghy. I'm not fooled.
posted by grubi at 7:23 AM on October 7, 2010


Noooo! You just had to spread the pain, didn't you? *sadface*

You know what they say, misery loves company. That said, he's not a raving nutcase and mostly keeps it to himself, though it puts a more annoying perspective on the occasional jabs at Michael Moore and Al Gore you come across if you listen to RiffTrax.

If you read Adam Baldwin's twitter feed

If I followed celebrities on Twitter, I'd probably hate every single one. Even Roger Ebert. I love that guy, but holy shit.
posted by cj_ at 7:38 AM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


"[Adam Baldwin] has been a registered voter with the Democratic Party since 1980,[2] and has contributed blogs to the Huffington Post".

The mudders' true hero!
The man they call...

wrong thread?
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 8:20 AM on October 7, 2010


You know what they say, misery loves company. That said, he's not a raving nutcase and mostly keeps it to himself, though it puts a more annoying perspective on the occasional jabs at Michael Moore and Al Gore you come across if you listen to RiffTrax.

No it doesn't.
posted by Snyder at 8:53 AM on October 7, 2010


If you read Adam Baldwin's twitter feed, you'd see why most people would think otherwise.

Yeah, I followed him for about a week and got sad. I assumed that his crazy right-wing character on Chuck was a joke, but it seems not.

Still, he's an articulate writer in a way that is completely out of character with the Jayne like doofuses he obviously enjoys bringing to the screen.
posted by quin at 9:53 AM on October 7, 2010


Pledging is for closers.
posted by Decani at 12:07 PM on October 7, 2010


If only these right wing nuts could be rounded up and put in concentration camps and killed.

Why does a person's political stance have to impact your appreciation of their artistic output? John Lennon was pretty much a Commie but that doesn't mean I have to change my opinion about the Beatles.
posted by Sukiari at 3:12 PM on October 7, 2010


Hey guyz, sorry to break the news but Adam S. Baldwin is a fraternizer of the Tea Party. We fight over politics, especially Health Care Reform, all the time. His latest missive to me is here.

I don't know, I may be a masochist, but I get a kick out of debating right wingers. I have quite a number of RW readers and believe you me he is one.

Oh, and he thinks Andrew Breitbart walks on water *sigh*

Overall though, he's a nice guy.
posted by liza at 7:23 PM on October 7, 2010


How much do I have to donate to get Carl Kasell's voice on my home answering machine?
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:54 PM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


People, we're moving away from the point of discussing actors with the last name Baldwin.

Which is how attractive they are.

Carry on.
posted by The Whelk at 8:54 PM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


How much do I have to donate to get Carl Kasell's voice on my home answering machine?

You'll have to donate the correct final rhymes to three limericks based on the past week's news.
posted by hippybear at 9:23 PM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I only recently read the New Yorker profile of Alec Baldwin from a couple of years ago; he's a surprisingly melancholy man, almost the cliché of the tortured artist.

It may not improve your opinion of him, zardoz, but it adds some depth to the (horrible) voicemail incident.
posted by Zozo at 11:44 AM on October 8, 2010


throughout his career, he has typically been seen in fitted suits that signal a menacing delight in the exercise of power—perhaps most famously in “Glengarry Glen Ross,” which he made when he was thirty-three.

Holy shit, he was thirty-three when he did GgGR?!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:56 PM on October 8, 2010


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